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Patients suffering from acne, particularly more severe acne, very often develop some amount of scarring. In fact, researchers investigating the prevalence of scarring in 185 acne patients treated at an acne clinic found that 95% had scarring somewhere on their face or body.1 Scarring occurs on the body more frequently in males than in females, while scarring on the face is equally common in males and females. However, not everyone is equally prone to acne scarring....
Why Do People Scar? Prevention What to Expect Acceptance Types of Acne Scars Scar Treatments Finding a Doctor Why Do People Scar? Scarring tends to be genetically linked to an individual's unique inflammation response. Those people with a "secondary inflammatory response" to trauma tend to scar, while those with a "single inflammatory response" to trauma tend not to scar. This explains why some people will scar easily and others maintain a smooth complexion even through moderately severe battles with acne. Prevention When it comes...